2SBU: 2 45 minutes orientation various possibilities 75 minutes writing SBU: minutes orientation various possibilities 75 minutes writing End product: a. letter of approx. 250 to 300 words Needed: internet & dictionary
3Je hebt deze opdracht naar behoren uitgevoerd als je een gedetailleerde ingezonden brief kunt schrijven in een zelfverzekerde, persoonlijke stijl die aangepast is aan de lezer die je in gedachten hebt.
4Situation*Recently, a newspaper published an article about a topic you feel very strongly about. You decide to write a letter to the editor to give your point of view.
5Assignment for 1 student no teamwork no roleplay Tip: read the hints about how to get started on the following pages
6How to write a letter to the editor Before you try your hand at this assignment, please read the instructions given on the following site by clicking:How to communicate with journalists
7AssignmentScan various newspaper sites to find a suitable article. It should contain controversial points of view!For Washington Post: click hereFor The Guardian click hereFor The Sunday Times click hereOr for more exotic newspapers searchthe following site:
8Assignment(cont.)Next, jot down what your ideas are on the topic in question. This may be done in any random order.Make a rough draft and think of a logical line of thought.Write in a style that is objective, but interesting.Use full forms (no contractions such as aren’t, don’t etc.)Ask another student to read your letter when you have finished. Revise, if necessary.Finally, hand in your letter to your teacher for a final evaluation.If it is good enough, send it to a relevant newspaper / editor!